New Delhi, Mar 8: Protests in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli erupted after a 30-year-old lady riding pillion on a motorbike was killed in an accident. The accident took place after a policeman, who was allegedly following the motorcycle, kicked it from behind. While the victim Usha died after sustaining injuries, her husband Raja also got injured in the accident. Also Read - Nokia Suspends Operations at Its Tamil Nadu Plant After 42 Employees Test COVID-19 Positive: Report
In a prompt action, local police arrested accused officer Kamaraj for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Talking to a local channel, Raja added that he was riding the bike without a helmet. The police officers allowed him to go further but a police person started following them and hit the bike from behind. The driver lost the control and both riders fell on the road. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Allows Operations in 17 Industrial Estates From Monday
“It is a clear case of murder. The traffic police initially allowed us to go. But this official chased us and kicked the bike, resulting in my wife’s death,” Raja told a local channel as saying. Also Read - Show QR Code to Airlines: Tamil Nadu Comes up With 'Aarogya Setu-Like' Platform For Domestic Flyers From Tomorrow
The accident enraged the local residents who protested against the accident and stoned many police and government vehicles. The police baton charged people to disperse the crowd. They also demanded a compensation for the victim.
“When a police officer dies on duty, the government announces compensation. Similarly, Usha’s family should be given compensation as she was killed by a traffic inspector,” said an agitator.